University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Preserving and Fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)"
Date Jan 25, 2021
Author Executive Office of the President
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Abstract In 2012, during the Obama-Biden Administration, the Secretary of Homeland Security issued a memorandum outlining how, in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion, the Department of Homeland Security should enforce the Nation's immigration laws against certain young people. This memorandum, known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) guidance, deferred the removal of certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, have obeyed the law, and stayed in school or enlisted in the military. DACA and associated regulations permit eligible individuals who pass a background check to request temporary relief from removal and to apply for temporary work permits. DACA reflects a judgment that these immigrants should not be a priority for removal based on humanitarian concerns and other considerations, and that work authorization will enable them to support themselves and their families, and to contribute to our economy, while they remain.
Source Federal Register

This Resource Relates To
case Garcia v. United States of America (IM-CA-0099)

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